Treasure Valley events for readers: April 20 to May 3

April 20, 2014 

  • LOCATIONS

    Boise Public Library, Collister branch: 4724 W. State St., 377-4995

    Boise Public Library, main branch: 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 384-4076

    Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch: 5246 Overland Road, Boise, 562-4996

    Boise Public Library, Cole branch: 7557 W. Ustick, Boise, 570-6900

    Maui Wowi: 520 E. Franklin Road, No. 105, Meridian, 869-9966

    Barnes & Noble: 1315 N. Milwaukee Road, Boise, 375-4454; 1239 Pole Line Road E., Twin Falls, (208) 733-5554

    Hyde Park Books: 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 429-8220

    Rediscovered Books: 180 N. 8th St., Boise, 376-4229

    Ada Community Library, Victory branch: 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 362-0181

    Meridian Library, Cherry Lane branch: 1326 W. Cherry Lane, 888-4451

    Meridian Library, Silverstone branch: 3531 E. Overland Road, 884-2616

ONE-TIME EVENTS

Library closures: All library locations closed Sunday, April 20.

Idaho Authors Community: Monday, April 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Maui Wowi, Meridian.

Family Story Time with Miss Nichole: Tuesday, April 22 and 29, 10:30 a.m., Meridian Library, Silverstone branch.

Children's Book Exchange: Tuesday, April 22, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Meridian Library, Silverstone branch. Take a book, leave a book.

The Humanity of Science & Technology: Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m., book discussion on "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains" by Nicholas Carr. Ada Community Library, Victory branch.

PJ Story Time: Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane branch. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and slippers to the library and get ready for some story time fun.

Book Club for Adults: "A Year in Provence" by Peter Mayle, Tuesday, April 22, 7–9 p.m., Boise Public Library, Collister branch.

BookVentures: (ages 7-11), Wednesday, April 23, 4:30 p.m. Take a voyage through exciting stories, hands-on activities, plus other surprises. Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Meridian Library, Cherry Lane branch.

Nonfiction Book Club: Wednesday, April 23,7-8 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. Rather than reading the same title, we'll all read the same theme. Each participant will read a book of his or her choosing that relates to the theme. April's theme: killers.

Poem in Your Pocket Day: Thursday, April 24, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. On Poem in Your Pocket Day, select a poem you love, carry it with you, and share it with others throughout the day. Share your poem with our booksellers and receive a 20 percent discount on your purchase. Rediscovered Books, Boise.

Story time: Thursday, April 24, 11 a.m. Join us for "It's an Orange Aardvark!" story time. Fun activities will follow. Barnes & Noble, Twin Falls and Boise.

Author visit: Jennifer Nielsen, Thursday, April 24, 5:30–7 p.m. at Meridian Library, Cherry Lane branch. Nielsen is the New York Times bestselling author of the "Ascendance Trilogy." From idea to book, 5:30–6:30: Take a walk through the publishing process. Starting with where ideas come, all the way to a finished book. 6:30-7: Book signing with Rediscovered Books on site for purchases. Ages 8 and up.

Nonfiction Book Club: Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. Meridian Library, Cherry Lane branch, for adults.

Friday Book Guild: Friday, April 25, 1:30 p.m. Join us for a discussion of Rumer Godden's book "In This House of Brede." This portrait of religious life centers on a highly successful professional woman who leaves her life among the London elite to join a cloistered Benedictine community. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Author event: Friday, April 25, 4–5 p.m. Kids, join us for a reading, signing and author talk of "The Shadow Throne." Rediscovered Books, Boise.

Read Local Authors: Saturday, April 26. Come speak with some local authors. Hear about their books and learn about our Summer Reading Challenge. Stop by and learn about the many topics our neighbors are writing about. Music, snacks, friends and books. Check out store for times. Hyde Park Books, Boise.

Saturday Storytime: Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. Learn about a sad time in history through a lineup of stories including "Yellow Star" by Carmen Deedy, "Benno and the Night of Broken Glass" by Wiviott and "One Candle" by Wendy Popp. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Saturday Storytime: Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m. Join us for Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" 45th Anniversary Celebration. Reading and color-in crown activity. Hands-on learning coloring fun for ages 4 and up. Space is limited. Ask any bookseller how to sign up. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Writing Group: Sunday, April 27, 2-3 p.m., Boise Public Library, Cole branch. Explore the world of writing every week with staff and teen volunteers. Learn about different genres of writing through practice or stick to what you like best. Try a collaborative story or bounce ideas off one another. Ages 10-13.

Story Funtime: Monday, April 28, 10–11 a.m., Ada Community Library, Victory branch.

Literature Discussion Book Club: Monday, April 28, 7 p.m. This month the book of discussion is "Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan, described as, "A gripping and exquisitely rendered story of forbidden love, betrayal and murder, set against the brutality of the Jim Crow South." Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Idaho Authors Community: Monday, April 28, 7-8:30 p.m., Maui Wowi, Meridian.

BLiP: Tuesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. HomeGrown Theatre presents BLiP: Plays in a BLiP of time. BLiP is a monthly reading series that features work by local playwrights. The readings are held on the last Tuesday of every month. "Purgastory" and "Speed Mates" by Erin Marie Chancer. Hyde Park Books, Boise.

Book Club for Adults: "What We Keep" by Elizabeth Berg, Tuesday, April 29, 7–8:30 p.m., Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch.

Preschool story time and craft: Thursday, May 1, 11:30 a.m., Meridian Library, Silverstone branch, ages 3-6. Stories and craft activities on a weekly theme geared toward early literacy skills.

First Thursday author event: Thursday, May 1, 6 p.m. Ciji Ware will join us for the Idaho Writer's Guild conference and stop by the store to read, sign and talk about her books. Ware is a best-selling author of fiction and nonfiction, an Emmy award-winning television producer, journalist and radio host. Rediscovered Books, Boise.

Lit for Lunch: Friday, May 2, 12:10-1:10 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. "Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life," by J.M. Coetzee.

Saturday Storytime: Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m. We'll be reading some great stories, including "Fantastic Flying Books" by William Joyce and "How Rocket Learned to Read" by Tad Hills. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

American Girl Book Club: Saturday, May 3, 1 p.m. Join us for a very fun, very friendly book club for kids ages 8 and up. This month we'll learn about Felicity, a colonial girl full of energy and independence. In addition to fun activities we'll also have a special Mother-Daughter Tea. Please RSVP. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Author event: Saturday, May 3, 6 p.m. Justin Hocking will read, sign and talk about his memoir, "The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld." Rediscovered Books, Boise.

RECURRING EVENTS

Writers Block: Tuesdays, Noon –1 p.m., Boise Community Radio, KRBX 89.9. Hosted by Jennifer Sanders Peterson and Amanda Turner.

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